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To make someone angry or annoyed - thesaurus

Synonyms

annoy

verb

to make someone feel slightly angry or impatient

provoke

verb

to deliberately try to make someone angry

anger

verb

to make someone feel angry

bother

verb

to annoy someone by interrupting them when they are busy or want to be left alone

frustrate

verb

to make someone feel annoyed and impatient by preventing them from doing or getting something

irritate

verb

to make someone feel annoyed or impatient

madden

verb

to make someone very angry

antagonize

verb

to make someone feel angry with you, so that they start to dislike you or have a negative attitude toward you

infuriate

verb

to make someone extremely angry

drive someone mad

to make someone feel extremely angry or upset

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aggravate

verb

mainly spoken to annoy someone

antagonise

a British spelling of antagonize

bait

verb

to deliberately try to make someone angry

be a pain (in the neck)

to be very annoying. You can also say be a pain in the butt or ass but these expressions are impolite

be the limit

to be very annoying or upsetting

bug

verb

informal to annoy someone

bum out

informal to annoy someone or make them disappointed

burn up

Americaninformal to make someone very angry

disgust

verb

if something disgusts you, it is so bad or immoral that it makes you angry and upset

displease

verb

formal to annoy someone, or to make them angry, for example by making a mistake

do someone’s head in

to be more annoying, difficult, boring, etc. than you can deal with

drive

verb

informal to annoy someone by doing something

drive/make someone crazy

informal to make someone very upset or angry

drive someone around the bend

to annoy someone very much

drive someone nuts

informal to make someone very annoyed

drive someone to distraction

to annoy someone so much that they become angry or upset

enrage

verb

to make someone extremely angry

exasperate

verb

to make someone feel extremely annoyed and impatient because things are not happening in the way that they want

gall

verb

to make someone feel annoyed or angry, especially because something is not fair

get

verb

spoken to annoy someone

get a rise out of someone

to make someone react angrily by saying something that will annoy them

get on someone’s nerves

if someone or something gets on your nerves, they make you feel annoyed or nervous

get on the wrong side of someone

to make someone feel angry toward you

get/put someone’s back up

to annoy someone

get someone’s goat

to annoy someone

get to

to annoy or upset someone

get under someone’s skin

to make someone very annoyed or upset

get your/someone’s dander up

to become angry, or to make someone become angry

give someone grief

to annoy someone, or to cause them problems

goad

verb

to deliberately make someone feel very angry or upset so that they react

grate

verb

to have an annoying effect on someone

harass

verb

to keep annoying or upsetting someone, for example by criticizing them, attacking them, or treating them in a way that is offensive to them

hassle

verb

to annoy someone, or to cause problems for them

incense

verb

to make someone very angry

irk

verb

formal to annoy someone

jar

verb

to make someone feel uncomfortable or slightly annoyed

jibe

verb

to say something that is intended to annoy or offend someone

make someone sick

to make someone become very angry or upset

make your blood boil

to make you feel very angry

mess with

to make someone angry, or to argue with them

needle

verb

informal to keep annoying someone by saying things that make them angry or embarrassed

nettle

verb

literary to annoy someone

outrage

verb

to make someone extremely angry and shocked

peeve

verb

to make someone feel annoyed

persecute

verb

to frequently annoy or threaten someone

pester

verb

to keep annoying someone, especially by asking them for something or asking them to do something

piss off

impolite to annoy someone very much

plague

verb

to annoy someone all the time by doing something or by asking for something

push

verb

to make someone impatient or annoyed by behaving in an unreasonable way

push/press someone’s buttons

to deliberately say something in order to make someone angry or upset

put someone’s nose out of joint

to do something that will annoy someone

rankle

verb

if an action rankles or rankles you, it continues to annoy or upset you for a long time after it has happened

rattle

verb

informal to make someone feel nervous or angry

rattle someone’s cage

to make someone angry or upset

rile

verb

to annoy someone

rub someone the wrong way

to do or say things that annoy someone

ruffle someone’s feathers

to make someone feel worried or annoyed

set your teeth on edge

if something such as a sound sets your teeth on edge, you think it is very unpleasant or annoying

stick in your craw

if something sticks in your craw, it is so unpleasant or morally wrong that you cannot accept it

stick in your craw

a fact or situation that sticks in your craw is very annoying and difficult to accept

sting

verb

to make someone feel angry and upset

stir

verb

to make someone feel upset or angry

suck

verb

very informal to be very bad, very annoying, etc

tee off

Americaninformal to make someone angry or annoyed

tick off

Americaninformal to annoy someone

torment

verb

to annoy someone, especially for fun

touch a nerve

to upset someone, or to make them angry

try someone’s patience

to do something very annoying, so that someone else has to try very hard not to get angry with you

vex

verb

old-fashioned to make someone annoyed, confused, or worried

wear on

if something wears on you, it is annoying, and makes you tired

wind up

informal to make someone angry or upset

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